LITTLEHAMPTON (UK) - The East Beach Café opened at the end of June 2007 and houses a 55-seat restaurant by the sea.
The steel object is the opposite of the typical white beach lounge; the freely shaped-and-sliced building looks like a rough shell due to the use of an oil-based coating that permits a rust-like patina to develop. Its designer is Thomas Heatherwick, whose London-based Heatherwick Studio is truly multi-disciplinary, turning out objects, utensils, buildings, sculptures and spatial masterplans. Heatherwick's work ranges from a zip bag for the Longchamp fashion label to a roll-up pedestrian bridge in London.
Eating & Drinking, Leisure, Objects |